Is Africa Lost to Islamist Militants?

Trump withdrawals aided terror group gains. ‘The Sahel is lost,’ says former top Special Forces commander in Africa. Biden needs to pay attention.

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Veteran U.S. Special Operations commanders say the Sahel, the dust-blown African region just south of the Sahara Desert, has been ceded to Islamic State and Al Qaeda affiliates as a consequence of the drawdown of Green Berets from the region during the Donald Trump administration. But President Joe Biden, they say, has not come up with a strategy to cou…

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